Animal endangered species

Animal endangered species

Animal endangered species

The humans are the most advanced animals that populate this planet. The high level of evolution made us the rulers in the nature’s world. Unfortunately during our evolution we affected the natural habitat of others species and, in some cases, we even contributed to their extinction.

Now, more than eve we should be careful with the environment and with the animals that live around us. There are some endangered species that could disappear for ever if we do not take drastically measures to protect them. Currently, the most endangered species worldwide are:

– Tiger: It is estimated that there are only about 3,200 tigers left in the world. Scientists say that this species could disappear by 2022.

– Polar Bear: There are about 20,000 polar bears living at this point, but they are a very vulnerable specie. The global warming is a huge threat because is melting the snow which is their natural habitat.

– Marine Turtles: Currently there are seven species of marine turtles, three of which are critically endangered.

– Bluefin Tuna: The two populations of Atlantic bluefin tuna are endangered because of uncontrolled overfishing. Bluefin tuna populations have declined drastically in the last few decades because of the increased demand of sushi and sashimi. Bluefin tuna is the best source for the highest grade sushi.

– Leopards: There are three highly endangered species of leopards: Amur leopard (only 40 individuals), Clouded leopard (10,000 individuals) and Snow leopard(5,000 individuals).

– Rihnos: several species of rhinos are endangered and the worst problem is that few individuals manage to survive outside protected areas.

– Giant Panda: there are only about 1,600 giant panda bears living in the world. Over 50 reserves were created to protect this specie but only 1,000 individuals live in the protected areas.

– Elephans: the large massive ivory trade of the 19th century placed elephants among the most endangered species. The ivory trade is now illegal but the elephants remain endangered species.

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